Momentum is growing for single-use plastic bag banning throughout the US (see this video just for fun). Those who have an interest in plastic manufacturing are running scared. “Studies” for the latest reports about lead tainted reusable shoppers can be linked to The Center for Consumer Freedom, a group funded by the tobacco and beer industries. (Their last campaign urged consumers not to give up their right to smoke.)
Daniella Russo, executive director of the Plastic Pollution Coalition notes, “This is just a silly ploy. The real issue is that plastic bags contribute to plastic pollution around the globe, and that the actual cost of plastic bags has been externalized to such an extent that taxpayers carry the burden for this product. It’s costly to clean up and costly to manufacture, but the true cost is hidden from us. In actual fact, plastic bags are neither cheap nor safe, which is why hundreds of countries have banned them.”
Read the entire article in The Faster Times.